Staff
Head Coach
Laura Field

Laura Field assumed the role of head coach of the Fairfield women’s lacrosse team following the 2015 season. The upcoming spring will be her eighth overall campaign with the Stags.

Field’s seven year tenure on the sidelines – most recently as Associate Head Coach from 2012-15 – has included the most successful stretch in program history. The span is highlighted by Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships and NCAA postseason berths in 2009 and 2015. Her stay has also coincided with the program’s two winningest seasons, a program-record 17-game overall winning streak and a stretch of 30 consecutive regular season victories over MAAC foes.

Field came to Fairfield after an eight-year stint with the Yale University women’s lacrosse program, including an 11-5 season as interim head coach in 2008 that saw the Bulldogs finish at No. 17 in the national poll. All told, Field helped guide Yale to a final top-20 national ranking six times, including a No. 7 ranking following the 2003 season. That year, Yale posted a 13-3 mark and captured the Ivy League title en route to the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals.

NCAA Tournament experience is nothing new to Field, who earned four varsity letters as a member of the Princeton University lacrosse program. As the starting goalkeeper for the Tigers, Field led the squad to the 2000 NCAA Championship Game to cap a run of three straight postseason bids. She was a First Team All-Ivy honoree in 1997

Coordinator of Women's Lacrosse Operations
Mike Waldvogel

Mike Waldvogel is the Coordinator of Women’s Lacrosse Operations at Fairfield after retiring from his head coaching post following the 2015 season. He owns over 250 collegiate head coaching victories (258-178) between his time at Fairfield and Yale (men’s) and made five NCAA postseason appearances.

Waldvogel led the Stags to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship and an NCAA Championship berth in 2009 and 2015. He is a three-time MAAC Coach of the Year.

In his seven years as head coach at Fairfield, the Stags went 92-35 with a 42-4 mark in MAAC Lacrosse League regular season play. Including his season as an assistant in 2008, Waldvogel has been on the sidelines for 112 Stags’ victories.

His tenure with the Stags has coincided with the most successful stretch in program history. In addition to his two MAAC Championships and NCAA appearances, his stay includes the program’s two winningest seasons, a program-record 17-game overall winning streak and a stretch of 30 consecutive regular season wins over MAAC foes.

Waldvogel served as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Yale University from 1981-2002, where he is the winningest coach in program history at 166-143. He led the Bulldogs to three NCAA postseason trips and three consecutive Ivy League Championships from 1988-90.

He was also an assistant coach for the Fairfield men’s lacrosse team for the 2004 season.

A 1996 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, Waldvogel was a two-time First Team All-America selection as a defenseman. He went to play for the US National Team in 1974 and 1978 and later coached the squad in 1990.

He has served the game of lacrosse in the NCAA and on a national level during his career. From 1989-1998 he was the secretary/treasurer of the USLCA, with a membership of over 5,000. He served as the US delegate to the International Lacrosse Federation from 1993-2001. From 1989-94 he was a member of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Committee and served on the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee. Last year he was an NCAA observer of officials in the New England Region.

Waldvogel earned a Bachelor’s Degree Science Education from Cortland State in 1971 and a Master’s Degree in Science Education in 1975. He currently resides in Madison, Conn.

Associate Head Coach
Anne Murray

If you have any questions about the prospect day, please email Anne Murray at amurray1@fairfield.edu